Category Archives: Recruiters

Targeted Job Search – Who’s Hiring in Technology Vol 5

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

Back to basics with one of my more popular topics – targeted job search. Specifically, job search leads for specific industries. And the most popular of my popular posts is of course jobs in technology. So at first glance you might wonder why anyone would have to tell a technologist how or where to look for jobs on the Internet. But, you may be good at technology but that does not necessarily mean you know where to look for a job. And, like everything else in life, technology jobs come in all sizes and shapes. There are jobs at actual technology companies or tech jobs at non-tech companies. Today’s post focuses on the “not in the top ten tech companies” because sometimes size or popularity does not matter.

Some of the Companies you Know and Love:

  • Google -“Let’s work together” is the tag line for Google’s careers page. And, they have a pretty neat careers site (as you would expect). There are all of the stories about the difficult job interview process, but people do get hired. Top left hand side of the page has links to Joining Google and Life at Google (along with office locations). Center page is the job search function (key word, locations and categories). Browse by locations or visit their social media channels.

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The Best Companies for College Grads and Entry Level Jobs

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

So what exactly is an entry level job? According to Wikipedia (and this is an excerpt) – “An entry-level job is a job that is normally designed or designated for recent graduates of a given discipline, and doesn’t ask for prior experience in the field or profession. These may require some on-site training.“. Now I’m not sure that is a perfect definition, because not all entry level jobs are for college grads. There are many entry level jobs for people who have not attended college or are college students. So how about this one from BusinessDictionary.com– “Bottom-level employment in a firm which usually requires ordinary-level of education, training, and experience qualifications. It gives a recruit the benefit of a gainful occupation, opportunity to learn and gain experience, and serves as a stepping-stone for higher-level jobs.“. Still doesn’t sound like the best definition but it is a better definition than the first one. Today’s post is about finding the best companies for entry level jobs (however they are defined).

  • Top Entry Level Employers – This is “the list” for entry level jobs from Collegegrad.com. The companies are ranked based on the estimated entry level hires. As an example, the 2011 #1 company is Enterprise Rent-a-car and their estimated project entry level hires is 8,500! Each company on the list has an embedded link to a page with more detail and the links back to the individual career pages. There are 93 companies on the list and thousands of jobs. While you are on the page, take a look at all of the related links for your career.

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Starting at the Bottom, Working for the Best

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to is.” – Elbert Green Hubbard

Do you remember your very first job? Not the one where you worked in the supermarket, but the first job that you felt it was the beginning of your career. I remember my “first job”. This was the first job where I had to wear a suit, travel to the city and work in an office. I was really pumped. A few days into the job in my first late night, my boss’s boss calls me into a big meeting with all of the big wigs. They needed my help (imagine!). So, on my way to get six coffees for these guys (in the pouring rain) I got my first lesson in what it means to “add value” and where I fit in the food chain. Whatever your first job and wherever you fit into your company, take aim at some of the best companies to work for.

  • SAS – Number 1 on the list two years in a row (their 14th year on the list) . The career page provides a brief overview of the company followed with a worldwide career search function by region. Clicking through your region will lead to country and then a choice of Professional Opportunities and Student Opportunities. There are links on the left hand side of the page (once you get to your country) for How To Apply, Benefits and more. Following on to job search will allow registration or sign-in. A quick search for the US returned 182 job opportunities.

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Bring an Open Mind as You Enter the Workforce

Guest Author: William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com. Website: http://www.collegerecruiter.com/ It is important for job seekers to consider all of their options when trying to get hired. For example, college graduates who have a specific career field in mind should explore a variety of positions they may be qualified for. Even though they or you have that one […]

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